Photofocus turns three years old today. Well sort of. Actually, I started Photofocus on Nov 2, 1998. I’ve written about photography online every day since. At times, I shuttered Photofocus and merely pointed the URL to other projects like MYCAMERATRICKS or APERTURETRICKS or a few other photo-related sites I ran or invested in.

I started work on This Week in Photography with Alex Lindsay about four years ago. There were some false starts and good times and during that period the site ran as TWIPPHOTO. When my part on the show was over, I migrated the TWIPPHOTO site (which I ran as part of the TWIP podcast) to The first post (in its current configuration) was January 19, 2008.

It’s hard to believe we’ve been here three years. Lots of guest posts from some of the greatest photographers around as well as a die-hard staff have kept this site relevant. The podcast and contests and yes Twitter have all played a part as well. I’d like to think that some of what I contribute is also occasionally helpful or inspiring. We have tremendous sponsor support which helps too. I’m proud to say we’ve never run a single week on where the advertising space wasn’t 100% sold out. That’s due to loyal support from our audience.

And of course none of it would matter if it weren’t for those who come read the content. For your constant support I say thanks. And I offer the promise that we’ll continue to do our best to make this site valuable as long as it operates.

I enjoy my role as publisher of and as long as that’s the case, I’ll continue to provide free photo content.

Happy Birthday to us.

Now back to regular programming. We’ll have a new how-to post for you later today.


Scott Bourne